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Comparison of leaf saturation isothermal remanent magnetisation (SIRM) with anatomical, morphological and physiological tree leaf characteristics for assessing urban habitat quality
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Abstract
Leaf saturation isothermal remanent magnetisation (SIRM) is known as a good proxy of atmospheric, traffic related particulate matter (PM) concentration. In this study, we compared leaf SIRM with Leaf area (LA), leaf dry weight (LDW), specific leaf area (SLA), stomatal density (SD), relative chlorophyll content (RCC), chlorophyll fluorescence parameters (F-v/F-m and PI) for three urban tree types in the city of Ghent, Belgium. A negative significant relationship of LA, LDW and F-v/F-m, and a positive significant relationship of SLA with leaf SIRM was observed. Among all considered parameters, leaf SIRM had the highest potential for discrimination between contrasting land use classes. It was concluded that urban habitat quality can be monitored with leaf SIRM, independent of the other above mentioned plant parameters. The anatomical, morphological and physiological tree leaf characteristics considered are not good indicators for atmospheric PM, but might be interesting bio-indicators of other air pollutants than PM. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Environmental pollution. - London
Publication
London : 2013
ISSN
0269-7491
Volume/pages
183(2013), p. 96-103
ISI
000327367600014
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UAntwerpen
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